The Original Bed-Stuy Tour

With Suzanne Spellen and Morgan Munsey

[In-person tour] Bedford Stuyvesant’s rich and storied history from the Colonial era forward makes it one of Brooklyn’s most interesting neighborhoods, with an impressive cast of characters. Anchoring that history is some of the city’s finest residential architecture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With historians Suzanne Spellen and Morgan Munsey, we will see the works of some of Brooklyn’s finest architects, their row houses, apartment buildings, mansions, schools and churches. You’ll also learn about the history and culture of the largest African-American community in New York City, a history that is hundreds of years in the making. Central Brooklyn is the borough’s heart. Come see what makes it beat.

In-person tours are limited to 25 attendees and are held outdoors.  Walking tours bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore recommend that all tour goers wear masks during the tours, regardless of vaccination status.  Your tour guide and your fellow tour participants will thank you for your cooperation.  Should the tours happen to venture indoors, many places require masks and/or proof of vaccination, so please be prepared to have both with you.

MAS Walking Tours last approximately 2 hours. Meeting location is provided with registration.

Saturday, May 14
2:00 PM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Photo: Suzanne Spellen. Modifications: photo cropped.